Jun 242015

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Madras Family Centre will close at the normal time today. 

We will reopen on Thursday, 13th August 2015. 

We would like to wish all families a very happy summer holiday and look forward to seeing all returning children and new starts when we come back.

Jun 192015

There has been a case of mumps reported within the nursery, should you think that your immune system is compromised in any way please discuss this with your GP.

Jun 172015

As we approach the summer holidays it has certainly been a busy time!

We had a fantastic turnout for both our graduation services and we hope that you enjoyed watching your child on their special day.  All children received a book and certificate with pre schoolers also being awarded a medal. 

Today we have had a magician entertain the children both morning and afternoon and this seems to have been an enjoyable experience for them.

On Friday, weather dependent we will venture into the woods for our Teddy Bears Picnic.  Children will be provided with an alternative teddy bear themed snack to celebrate the end of term.

By contributing to our nursery funds you enable us to make these events possible for all children. 

The staff at Madras Family Centre would like to thank parents/carers for their continued support in all our endeavours.  


Jun 162015

We will be having a Teddy Bears Picnic on Friday, 19th June 2015 where the children are invited to bring along a teddy to their nursery session.  If the weather remains dry we will walk over to Neilston Primary where we will have our teddy bears picnic.  All children to come to nursery as normal.

Teddy bear picnic

Jun 162015

Clip Art Wmf - ClipArt BestMadras Family Centre have invited along a magician to perform a magic show as a special treat for the children on Wednesday, 17th June, this will take place instead of gym this day.  All children to come to nursery during their normal hours.

Jun 152015

We are at present collecting green tokens at Asda in Barrhead, this will be until the end of June, please support us and your child by popping your token into our box in your local store.  Thanks

Jun 052015

Graduation for all children will take place on 12th June at St Thomas’s Church Hall.  Both children moving on to school and moving into their pre school year will take part.  We hope you are able to join us on this day.  All children should be dropped off at St Thomas’ church hall at 9am and 12.40pm.  Parents should sign in children and return for the event at 10am and 1.30pm.

May 282015

A reminder for parents that the photographer will be in the family centre tomorrow (Friday, 29th May) to take the graduation photographs for all children going to school this year.

May 202015

Please note the centre will be closed Friday, 22nd and Monday 25th May for May weekend. 

We will also be closed on Tuesday, 26th May for an in service day. 

Children will return to the centre on Wednesday, 27th May at their usual times.

May 202015
                                                              It is Scottish Book Bug Week This Week!Bookbug

To celebrate this event all chidren are invited to come to nursery on Thursday, 21st May 2015 in their pyjamas. 

May 142015

All parents should now have booked an appointment time with their child’s key worker if your child is in their ante pre school year or with Mrs MacLaren if your child is moving on to school.  Dates for consultations for ante pre school children are as follows;

Purple Group                                                           Friday, 15th May 2015

Orange Group                                                          Monday, 18th May 2015

Blue Group                                                              Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Green Group                                                           Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Red Group                                                               Thursday, 21st May 2015

May 142015

Madras Family Centre – Duck Race

A big thank you to all who bought ducks and to all who went along on the day to support this event.  A special thanks to Mrs Gardner (Joel’s mum) for organising this and the ducky dip.  It is very much appreciated.  Our final total raised was a fantastic £456.00, this will be used to purchase additional resources as chosen by the children.

May 072015




A wee reminder of our annual sports day being held tomorrow, Friday, 8th May 2015.  All children to come to the nursery as normal and we will walk your child round to Neilston Primary School.  Times for parents meeting us at Neilston Primary are as follows;

AM Children            9.15am to 10.30am

PM Children            1.45pm to 3.00pm

Apr 242015

Check out our pupils section on our website where we have posted some great pictures of the purple group children enjoying the sunshine whilst carrying out their outdoor learning!

Every week we will be posting from another group what activities they have been learning.

Apr 242015

Following the success of the ‘Let’s Play Programme’ over the holiday period we would like to share some of the ideas of playing outdoor with more of our parents.  We are conscious of not organising too many parental events so have decided to make a change to the PLP meeting and will run a session for parents and children on outdoor play instead, this will take place at 11.00am and 12.30pm.

Monday, 27th April          Blue Group   

Tuesday, 28th April         Green Group

Wednesday, 29th April    Red Group

Thursday, 30th April        Purple Group

Friday, 1st May                Orange Group

Apr 022015

Easter rabbit

Madras Family Centre closes today for the Easter holidays. 

We will return on Monday, 20th April 2015. 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

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